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SAINTON, P.: Moby Dick (restored by J. Morgan and W. Stromberg) (Moscow Symphony, Stromberg)


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SAINTON, P.: Moby Dick (restored by J. Morgan and W. Stromberg) (Moscow Symphony, Stromberg)

John Huston’s 1956 film of the epic novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville is a genuine grand movie adventure. Sharing Huston’s passion for the sea, Sainton produced one of the most vibrant “sea scores” ever written, from the shimmering, rhapsodic depictions of the becalmed ocean to the thrilling and earth-shaking motif of the whale. Including music omitted from the soundtrack, this recording was widely acclaimed on its original release. Gramophone considered the score to be “music of richly stocked imagination and uncommonly fertile resource”, and there was also praise from “Sainton’s music belongs squarely in the tradition of contemporaries such as Finzi, Howells, and Grace Williams, and anyone who enjoys these composers will find his music equally appealing …”

Sainton, Philip
Morgan, John / Stromberg, William T., arranger(s)

  Moby Dick (restored by J. Morgan and W. Stromberg)
1.   Main Title 00:01:46
2.   Sea Music 00:01:59
3.   Queequeg's Entrance 00:01:34
4.   Ribs & Terrors in the Whale (Hymn) 00:01:18
5.   Hymn (Reprise) 00:01:07
6.   Dock Scene 00:00:50
7.   Dock Scene (Alternate Cue) 00:01:06
8.   Ishmael Signs Aboard 00:00:36
9.   Queequeg's Signing 00:00:29
10.   Going Aboard 00:00:42
11.   Stranger - Readying for Departure 00:01:41
12.   Pequod's Departure - At Sea 00:04:33
13.   Ahab's Introduction 00:06:11
14.   There She Blows 00:03:56
15.   The Journey Continues 00:02:14
16.   Carnival 00:02:25
17.   Meeting at Sea 00:02:27
18.   On the Lookout 00:01:19
19.   Waiting 00:02:20
20.   Moby Dick Appears 00:02:11
21.   The Search Continues 00:03:43
22.   Saint Elmo's Fire 00:01:21
23.   Ahabs's Madness 00:01:38
24.   The Great White Whale 00:04:00
25.   Eerie Calm - He Rises 00:10:16
26.   Finale 00:01:23

Total Playing Time: 01:03:05

Sainton, Philip

Morgan, John; Stromberg, William T.

Stromberg, William

Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Moscow Chorus, members

Label: Naxos

Genre: Film and TV Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573367

Barcode: 747313336777

Physical Release: 07/2015

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